Iran has unveiled a brand new finger-amputating machine that it will use in its increasingly strict punishment of thieves.
Photographs published by Iran’s official press agency show a blindfolded man having his fingers severed by what appears to be a crude amputation device.
According to the Insa news service, the man had been convicted of theft and adultery in a court in Shiraz the previous week.
In the four images, two masked me dressed entirely in black hold the man’s hand in a device while another turns a wheel that operates a rotary saw style blade.
In none of the images does the man appear to express any pain, suggesting he may have been drugged before the amputation.